Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

  • 2 x Ongoing full-time opportunities
  • 1 role in Dubbo & 1 role in Cobar. Other regional locations may be considered by negotiation
  • $108,841 – $121,247 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.                            

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), as part of the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) cluster, has an exciting opportunity for two (2) Senior Regional Conservation Officer positions.

About you

These are exciting opportunities to work as part of a team to deliver BCT’s programs in Western NSW. The Senior Regional Conservation Officer works as part of a regional or specialised team to deliver BCT programs and provide expert advice, including landholder support, project management, partnership management, stakeholder engagement, education, communications, conservation assessment, compliance, and agreement management.

You will be a self-starter with expertise in land and natural resource management and possess a strong understanding of the challenges landholders face in managing biodiversity in a primary production context, relevant to the Central West and/or Rangelands of Western NSW. You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and ability to independently negotiate with landholders to balance environmental and production outcomes. You will also have a demonstrated ability in project management and Geographic Information Systems and enjoy working in a fast paced, outcomes focused organisation.


Essential requirements 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in natural resource management or biodiversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Geographic Information Systems software to develop, manage, query and display spatial data relevant to property level management plans.
  • A current driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

For more information about the opportunity click here to view the role description

About Us

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment. The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume, and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and essential requirements of the role.

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Applications close: Sunday, 31 October, 11.55 pm

Should you require further information about the role please contact Simon Campbell on 0409 870 894 or Simon.Campbell@bct.nsw.gov.au

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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